Master of Science Program in Nutritional Science

The Master of Science in Nutritional Science program offers interdisciplinary study in the field of nutrition that allows students to develop particular competencies related to their career aspirations.

The mission of the Master of Science in Nutritional Science Program is to provide a specialized course of advanced nutrition study that integrates graduate education and research to develop competent professionals prepared to meet the nutrition-related needs of the state of California, the nation, and the world.

The program offers four emphases: Nutritional Science, Latino Health and Nutrition, Food Science, and Dietetic Internship, and has a variety of elective courses to meet student needs (with courses in nutrition for exercise and performance, endocrinology, molecular genetics, advanced community, nutrition in the media, etc.).

 

The research experience is a key part of learning and development for students in the program.  MS in Nutritional Science students develop skills in planning, carrying out, and evaluating research activities and learn to critically use research findings to inform practice decision. Our nutrition faculty have active research agendas and provide many opportunities for student collaborations on research projects. To learn more about faculty research interests, check out the Graduate Student Handbook (PDF).

Our MS alumni are making an impact in a variety of practice settings, including R&D for food and supplement companies, academia, private practice, and leadership in clinical settings.

Sincerely,

Virginia Gray, PhD, RD
Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics
Graduate Coordinator

Travel Funds for Students

Project HOGAR (Hispanic Opportunities for Graduate Access and Retention), in collaboration with the CSULB Dean of Graduate Studies, is pleased to announce the Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 Graduate Travel Fellowships. These fellowships are made possible by the U.S. Dept. of Education Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) program and the CSULB Office of Academic Affairs. Check out the link below to find out more about it: Project HOGAR (PDF).

Thesis Deadlines

 
Semester Submission Period Date Your Paper
Summer 2019 June 7, 2019 – July 19, 2019
August 2019
Fall 2019 September 20, 2019- November 1, 2019
December 2019
Winter 2019 November 15, 2019 - January 3, 2019 January 2020
Spring 2020 February 21, 2020 - April 10, 2020 May 2020